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Five-patch Poppy

MGEV Carlotta Ehmen of Walton County recently sent me this lovely contribution to the 40th anniversary commemorative quilt project: Her note shared the story of the square: This 5-patch poppy quilt square is in honor of the “Poppy Lady,” Moina Belle Michael, who was a native of Walton County (Good…
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Your choice to volunteer makes the world better

“Volunteering is empathy in action.” https://independentsector.org/news-post/volunteering-is-empathy-in-action/ As a volunteer, you are an example of how giving of your time can have a valuable, positive impact on those around you. As a Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, you go a step further and connect people with plants. This week, we send an…
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It’s time to recognize and celebrate YOU!

Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week! Each year, volunteers are celebrated across the country during a designated week in April known as National Volunteer Week (https://www.pointsoflight.org/nvw/). This is a perfect time for organizations, such as Extension, to recognize the thousands of volunteers who provide essential energy, talents, and passion to Extension’s…
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MONARCHS ACROSS GEORGIA Awards

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to create habitat for monarchs and pollinators? Or how about someone or someplace that is ardent about monarch conservation? If so, honor the individual or facility by nominating them for the Monarchs Across Georgia (MAG) Service Award or the Pollinator Habitat…
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A Year in Review

Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program, certainly a momentous occasion to celebrate! We wrapped up all that celebration with a special edition, extended-format Annual Program Report for 2019. This 20-page report captures Georgia MGEVs in action as they volunteer thousands of hours…
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Thank you, MGEVs!

National Volunteer Week officially kicks off today, and we’re pretty excited! For an entire week, we get to give extra attention to the fantastic accomplishments of each you in your county MGEV programs. This year, since we can’t celebrate in person, we have a virtual celebration packed with pictures, stories,…
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Georgia’s Five Initiatives for MGEV Projects

What comes to mind when you hear “Environmental Stewardship”? How about “Health Benefits of Gardening”? That’s right! The state initiatives for the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program. These are areas of emphasis for our educational projects extended to the public to teach others about plants and gardening. You can…
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